Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A New Milestone for Jacob (and other stuff I threw in because I haven't posted anything yet!)

Jacob caught his first cold/virus. This is a milestone I wish we could have put off for a few months but unfortunately it's wasn't our decision. He started to get a runny nose on Friday and a cough shortly after that. I took him to the doctor on Monday (Katie stayed home with Daddy even though she's been doing well with doctor visits lately - more on that later!) and he was diagnosed with RSV and an ear infection. There is a prescription for the ear infection but not the virus... that will just need to run it's course over 7 to 10 days. He should be getting over the worst of it soon - hopefully by Friday he'll feel better because we plan to go to the lake for the weekend and my friend Lori is holding a baby shower for Jacob on Sunday so it would be nice if he's happy and healthy!

The only good thing is that we've gotten up to the moment measurements for him! He's now 22 1/4 inches and 10 lbs 15 oz. He's growing well!

Katie's still doing great. We took her to a doctor appointment for Jacob a couple of weeks ago and she didn't cry or tell us she wanted to go home (the usual stuff she does when we go for her appointments). She watched what the doctor did with Jacob and just hung out drinking a cup of water and being a big girl. I was surprised that she was so relaxed. She'll have to go in for her 3-year checkup in April and she won't have to have any shots so hopefully she'll reinforce that a doctor visit isn't always a bad thing.

We had a nice visit with grandma and grandpa over the last few days. They had a busy social calendar while here but we found time to sit and visit and they were able to hold Jacob before he started to really get big.

I was most worried about getting enough sleep with a newborn in the house but John and I have been taking turns sleeping - one of us takes the night shift and the other gets up at around 7 a.m. to take the morning shift. It's working well. I think we're both managing to find enough rest so far!

I'm planning to go back to work on April 17th but that's not set in stone. I wish I had more time off work to stay home but at least I like my job so it's not such a hardship!

John will need to post some recent pictures since that's too advanced for me at this early stage!

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